come down with = become ill with something


  • I have a terrible headache and a running nose. I’m coming down with the flu.
  • I’m not feeling very well today. I think I’m coming down with something.
  • The baby has been coughing since yesterday and now she is coming down with fever. We should take her to the doctor. 
  • During his trip he came down with an infectious illness. 
  • He came down with a disease. Luckily, it wasn’t anything serious.
  • He has come down with pneumonia and will be in hospital for a week or so.  
  • When the baby came down with an ear infection, she cried all the time. 
  • Several students have come down with the flu at school. 

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